Consumer Line

October 2019

OMVIC Message

 

In This Issue

  • Homework for Car Buyers

  • Orillia Dealer Suspended

  • New Resources for Teachers at the OMVIC Academy

  • This Halloween, Avoid Curbsiders


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CONSUMER PROTECTION

Homework for Car Buyers

When it comes to dropping tens of thousands of dollars on a new vehicle, whether you’re a freshman or a senior, it’s a good idea to do your homework before heading to the dealership.

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Homework for Car Buyers

New Resources for Teachers at the OMVIC Academy

OMVIC has created new car-buying resources for educators in Ontario. The OMVIC Academy videos, student car-buying guide and new teacher’s manual are part of an educational initiative designed to create informed and confident car buyers.

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OMVIC Academy Manual

Orillia Dealer Suspended

OMVIC ordered the immediate suspension of 1833111 ONTARIO Inc., operating as Autoshow Orillia 2011, located at 454 West St. South, Orillia and of the dealership’s officer and director, Chadwick McIntyre. As a result, McIntyre and Autoshow Orillia 2011 cannot legally sell, lease, buy or consign motor vehicles.

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OMVIC Sheriff Star

This Halloween, Avoid Curbsiders

"As adults, little is as exciting and yet equally fearful as the Halloweens of our childhood…with perhaps one exception—buying a car. In that acquisition, many of us steel ourselves with the same heightened sense of “prepare for anything” as a nine-year-old on Halloween.

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OMVIC Halloween Carved Pumpkin

OMVIC Contact

OMVIC administers and enforces the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act (MVDA) on behalf of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. OMVIC maintains a fair and informed vehicle sales marketplace by regulating dealers and salespersons, regularly inspecting Ontario's 8,000 dealerships and 30,000 salespeople, maintaining a complaint line for consumers and conducting investigations and prosecutions of industry misconduct and illegal sales (curbsiding). OMVIC is also responsible for administering the Motor Vehicle Dealers Compensation Fund on behalf of its Board of Trustees.

Consumer Line is OMVIC’s consumer guide to Ontario’s motor vehicle dealer industry. It is published throughout the year, delivered free via e-mail and provides consumers with useful tips, industry news and important, up-to-date information.

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